Every diabetes case is different. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment according to your specific needs. Your plan may use a combination of approaches that include:
- A gestational diabetes diet, which includes food choices that are good for both mother and baby and is designed to keep blood sugar levels in a healthy target range.
- Insulin, which may be prescribed in some cases if lifestyle changes aren’t enough to lower blood sugar into a healthy range. Insulin is recommended during pregnancy because it doesn’t cross the placenta, meaning it does not reach the baby.
- Oral medication, which may be prescribed in instances where insulin alone is ineffective or not recommended.
- Regular physical activity, which can help you maintain a healthy blood sugar level while also lowering your risk of developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancy.